In a video broadcast on June 6, a Democratic member of a Maryland municipal council reportedly said that Muslims support “white supremacists” in the fight against LGBTQ problems.
In response to a regulation that forbids parents from allowing their children to opt out of lessons that include books and learning materials with LGBTQ themes, Democrat Kristin Mink of Montgomery County Council for District 5 criticized Muslims who joined forces with Christian groups in Montgomery County.
“This issue has unfortunately … put some — not all, of course — some Muslim families on the same side of an issue as white supremacists and outright bigots. However, the folks who have talked here today, I would not put in the same category as those folks although, you know, it’s complicated, because they’re falling on the same side of this particular issue.” Mink declared.
A video of the incident has now been made available on social media.
According to footage shared by Fischer, Mink made the remarks while several Muslim community members spoke out in support of skipping lectures that contain LGBTQ content.
Sa’ad, a middle school student, was one of those kids who informed the council he was attempting to exercise constitutional rights.
According to the video, a different former pupil, Ibrahim Raziuddin, spoke up for his younger relatives, telling the council that he didn’t think first and third graders were ready to read about and talk about concerns linked to transgenderism and other LGBTQ-related themes.
According to reports, parents in the county were outraged by the policy change that forbade parents from allowing their children to opt out of certain classes involving books with LGBTQ themes.
Many Muslim and Christian families gathered for a demonstration on Tuesday night in Rockville, Maryland, before the offices of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), organized by Family Rights for Religious Freedom and Moms for Liberty.
Mink stated that families that identify as Muslim or Christian have no right to reject LGBTQ-centered curricula, analogizing such a decision to rejecting scientific courses because they include evolution.